Definition of Gambia in English:


Line breaks: Gam¦bia
Pronunciation: /ˈgambɪə
  • 1 (also the Gambia) A country on the coast of West Africa; population 1,778,100 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Malinke and other indigenous languages, Creole; capital, Banjul.
  • Gambia consists of a narrow strip of territory on either side of the Gambia River that forms an enclave in Senegal. It was created a British colony in 1843 and became a republic in 1970. It was an independent member of the Commonwealth from1965 to 2013

  • 2A river of West Africa, which rises near Labé in Guinea and flows 800 km (500 miles) through Senegal and Gambia to meet the Atlantic at Banjul.



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  • The Gambians have been working closely with the town's young people through the Youth Centre and St John's School to help improve understanding of each other's different cultures.
  • But it is worth exploring - Gambians are gregarious and hospitable people, and the smiles and greetings offered to foreigners are completely genuine.
  • The royal visitor spent some time with members of the Marlborough Resource Centre and spoke with a group of Gambians from Marlborough's link community of Gunjur.

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